Holly & Ivy

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart “Holly & Ivy” Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a set of creations which feature the Close To My Heart Featured collection “Holly & Ivy ”.

I made these cards with a goal in mind – I wanted them to be made quickly and easily. And I wanted to use up bits and pieces that I had left over from other creations and kits.I found in my pile of bit my Holly & Ivy “scraps” (X7273D), a set of the Holly & Ivy PML cards (X7273D), and an unopened packed on the Holly & Ivy Die cuts (X7273E). Add some Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312), shimmer brushes and card bases. Boom! Christmas Cards.

I wasn’t afraid to cut up the PML cards. I really like the white border around the edge of the card front – so the 4″ width of the PML cards is perfect. For patterns that needed to be more the full card I either trimmer off the ends – or one I even cut in half and overlapped the pieces to make it 5 1/4″ long. And I kept all the off cuts to use on the cards with strips and for some future cards. I feel there will be another blog post later with more Christmas Cards made with this collection of Holly & Ivy left overs.

This exclusive collection is only available until the end of October WSL.The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $69.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Arty Maz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Wildflower Friendship

Hello and welcome aboard our October Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages Blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a couple of creations which feature the Close To My Heart’s October Stamp of the Month Wildflower Friendship (S2110).

I have created this layout, which I intend to be the front page of my 8 year old daughters baby album (not behind at all… hahahaha), using the beautiful As You Grown Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet (X8020S), along with the As You Grow Picture My Life Cards (X8020D) and a piece of the Textures Papers (X8031). Rather than the featured colours in the paper pack, I choose to use both sides of Peach Cardstock to double mat the photo.

The paper tab that the “cutie” sticker was placed on was cut from one of the PML Cards using the Tabs die set (Z3983). Rose Gold Liquid Pearls (Z3793) was used to create the pearl dots and on the beak of the owl.The owl itself was stamped onto another PML card, with some Gold Embellishing Thread (Z4054) tucked under her wing.

My next creation was inspired by a design by Alison Dunn, a fellow Maker in our team. The hedgehog was stamped onto vellum in Intense Black Ink, and then I coloured him with an array of pens and markers, including the Lepen range. I’ve added white bits with the new White Gel Pens (Z1513), and some Wildberry Dots (Z5008) and Flower Sequins (Z5025). I placed some white cardstock behind the vellum just to brighten the colour up a bit. The background was created with a blend of Chipped Sapphire (X3834) and Mermaid Lagoon (Z4521) Distress Oxides. I sprayed with a bit of water and then added some more Flower Sequins with Glitter Gems (ZZ5018) in their centres. This was then matted with black cardstock.

This exclusive D-size Wildflower Friendship stamp set (S2110) is only available in October and can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. To find out more about being a VIP please ask your Maker or go here. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop ArtyMaz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Slimline Celebration

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Slimline Celebration Blog Hop as part of National Stamping Month. 



If you have arrived here from Scrapping and More with Doreen then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features the Close To My Heart Star Cluster Thin Cut (CC9219). This die and it’s sister die the Circle Cluster, are perfectly design to go onto a Slimline Card Base. However, I love the design feature it can be on a scrapbook layout.

For this layout I started with two sheets of the Black Ore Specialty Cardstock. This paper has a shimmer to it’s surface. I then added the new White and Gilt Acrylic Gloss Sprays to give that Star System type look. The star thin cut I cut into the new Capri Glitter Paper. I mated the photos on the dark side of Papaya Cardtock. The gold stars were cut with my Cricut our of the Gold Metallic Paper. I choose to glue these and the Capri stars down with the Tombom Mono Adhesive. The sticks titles and words are from the Love Story (Black) Sticker Sheet. And I’ve even added a Love Story (Gold) Picture My Life Card. I also used the new White Gel Pen to add the location and date.

This exclusive Slimline Celebration collection is only available until the end of October, WSL. It can be purchased as a bundle, or individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, ArtyMaz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Pumpkin Spice

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Pumpkin Spice”. I love CTMH have listened to all their different markets, and taken into account our different terms. In the sticker sheet you will find both Fall and Autumn in various stickers. Yay!!! And the patterns and designs are fabulous that we can totally use here in Australia.

This layout was using up strips of patterns from the Pumpkin spice collection and I’ve added in some pieces from the mix in paper pack (x9032) too, including the plaid base sheet. And an odd zip strip from older packs that suited well in the colour tones. I’ve embellished with some of the Wood Stickers (X7272E), and stamped with Jubilee Borders (z4097) in Paprika Ink for the pattern stripped. The title came from Love Story – Scrapbooking (Z3990)

This layout was inspired by the artwork on p24 of the Sep/Oct Seasonal Catalogue. I choose to add in with the Pumpkin Spice pieces some mix ins papers, sage cardstock and dotty stickers I had floating around on my desk top. A few of the stickers from the Pumpkin Spice sticker sheet, and the wood stickers. The base paper is from the Mix Ins again and I’ve choose to double mat with Papaya cardstock.

After making the layout I had some strips pieces left over. So I decided to make a card. The sentiment, stamped in Paprika ink, is from the new Operation Smile stamp set – Smile Big (D2063). $7 from each stamp set sold goes to Operation Smile.

This exclusive Pumpkin Spice collection is only available until the end of October, WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $70.50 (G1237).  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Grateful For This Life

Hello and welcome aboard our September Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards which feature the Close To My Heart’s September Stamp of the Month – Grateful For This Life (S2109).

Both of these cards are featuring CTMH’s Shimmer Trim, it’s one of my favourite products, and in the NEW Catalogue released TODAY (1st Sept 2021) there are SIX new colours. SO I just had to use some. And the new colour of the year is Wildberry. So I’ve featured that too. The Wildberry stitched ribbon is quite stiff, sol it holds it’s shape well.

This exclusive D-size Grateful For This Life stamp set (only available in September) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you like to find out more about being a VIP Customer please go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Isabella

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Isabella Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Isabella”. I love the Mediterranean feel of these papers and instantly thought of my photos waiting to be scrapbooked from Italy. But they would defiantly go with a variety of themes. The beautiful square grid pattern paper is just fabulous to cut up and feature.

In the layout below (designed by my friend Doreen Camilleri), I have used 12″ strips that are 3 grid rows high and some strips of matching cardstock. The BEST title was a left over from the Isabella Scrapbooking Workshop Kit and the memories comes from the “Love This” Acryclic Titles (Z3852). Plus a few other left over acrylic shapes from other kits.

The next layout, again a design by Doreen, is another simple creation with those beautiful pattern squares and some matching cardstock. The photo mats on this one are 6×4″ – so you just need to trim a little bit off your photos.

And my friend Charlotte Burns showed me this card that the patterned squares were perfect for. It will also work with squares of other papers and cardstock.

This exclusive Isabella collection is only available until the end of August (WSL). The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Arty Maz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Tutti Frutti Summer

Hello and welcome aboard our August Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop – Tutti Frutti Summer. 

If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s August’s Stamp of the Month. This stamp screams to me bright fun summer colours. And my friend Charlotte shared this card idea with me at one of Consultant Crop Days. I’ve used the Distress Oxide inks, white card stock and a slim line card to create this fun card.

This exclusive D-size (Tutti Frutti S2108) stamp set (only available in August) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a VIP please go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Wander

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Wander Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Wander”. I absolutely love the outdoor themed paper, also would be great for masculine themes too. I envisage in the future that I am going to scrapbook my photos from Peru back in 2019 with this collection. But first a little closer to home – I’ve created a layout that I shall be adding photos of my Joey Scouts (5-8 year olds) on. I couldn’t add the photos to show you due to privacy reasons. But the day I’m scrapbooking was where we took the train into the city of Melbourne and took the Joey Scouts on a trek/hike around Treasury Gardens. These little people did really well and we walked over 5km on the day.

The earthy tones of these papers will work well with the trees and gardens in the photos. Plus this fun triangle design is a fun and easy way to add some patterns to the page that perhaps may have been a bit overwhelming in larger blocks. And the matching sticker sheet is full of fabulous icons and titles.

This exclusive Wander collection is only available until the end of August, WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Strong Roots

Hello and welcome aboard our July Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s July Stamp of the Month – Strong Roots. I’ve made both a layout and a card. I combined the stamp set with the new Isabella Collection – the papers, matching cardstock, and the acrylic shapes.

This exclusive D-size Strong Roots (S2017) stamp set (only available in July) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you’d like more information about being a VIP click here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Doris’ Creative Inspirations.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Stars and Sparklers

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Stars and Sparklers Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Stars and Sparklers”. The thing I Iove about these papers is that whilst it has a leaning toward the USA 4th of July it is still very usable for other things. This first creation is a visit to an art gallery in winter last year. I’ve also snuck in an odd piece of Serenity from my stash (the blue flowered piece). And I splattered Blue Belle Shimmer Brush on the page (as an afterthought.

And a throw back to the Stamp of the Month Blog Post here is another layout – this one I’m going to use for Australia Day Photos.

This exclusive collection is only available until the end of June WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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